Rio's Christ to Light Up Twitter's World Cup Campaign

Twitter Inc users will influence colours of which of the two finalists - Argentina or Germany - will be on for the longest during the FIFA World Cup 2014 final.

updated: July 10, 2014 18:39 IST
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The iconic image of Maracana stadium in Rio.

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Sao Paulo: Rio's iconic Christ statue will be lit up on the eve of Sunday's World Cup final in the colours of each of the finalists' flags with Twitter users to determine which is displayed the longest.

Starting on Wednesday, Twitter Inc users around the world can participate by tweeting the hashtag #ArmsWideOpen followed by the abbreviation of the finalist nations - Germany (GER) and the winner of the match to be played Wednesday between Argentina (ARG) and the Netherlands (NED).

And on Saturday at 7 pm local time (2200 GMT) the imposing statue overlooking Brazil's most famous city will light up with the flag colours for a period of time proportional to votes received.

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